Em Sherif receives Lebanese Academy of Gastronomy award

Em Sherif receives Lebanese Academy of Gastronomy award

Em Sherif receives Lebanese Academy of Gastronomy award

The Lebanese Academy of Gastronomy, L.A.G., member of the International Academy of Gastronomy, is a non-profit association founded in 1994. Concerned about the world reputation of Lebanese cuisine, the L.A.G. promotes Lebanon and its gastronomy internally, as well as abroad and has the following objectives:

  • Learn about, promote and safeguard traditional Lebanese cuisine, whether in recipes, ingredients or products
  • Develop a creative, healthy and natural Lebanese cuisine, with the taste of the homeland
  • Encourage the next generation of F&F specialists to emphasize the quality of Lebanese cuisine
  • Help gastronomic institutions and hotel schools to continuously improve their offerings

In order to see these objectives to fruition, the L.A.G. organizes gastronomic meetings and debates, encourages and takes part in competitions, awards prizes, communicates, publishes and informs…

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LAG is affiliated with the International Academy of Gastronomy with about thirty-five member academies globally each retaining autonomy and management. IAG’s annual awards are designed in recognition of individuals or institutions who distinguished themselves in a specific country at a national level:

LAG nominated Em Sherif in Rue Monot for a special prize titled, ‘Grand Prix Special pour l’acceuil et la Tradition’ for its exceptional setting, personalized reception/service, which innovated and revolutionized the art of hospitality in Lebanese restaurants.

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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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